The acquisition will enable IBM to accelerate its big data analytics with federated capabilities
IBM has signed an agreement to acquire Vivisimo, an information optimisation applications provider to help organisations access and analyse big data across the enterprise.
The acquisition will enable IBM to accelerate its big data analytics with federated capabilities, allowing organisations to access, navigate, and analyse the full variety, velocity and volume of structured and unstructured data without having to move it.
The combination of IBM’s big data analytics capabilities with Vivisimo software will further IBM’s efforts to automate the flow of data into business analytics applications
Following the acquisition, about 120 Vivisimo employees will join IBM’s software group and IBM will incorporate Vivisimo technology into its big data platform.
Vivisimo CEO John Kealey said businesses need a faster and more accurate way to discover and navigate big data for analysis.
"As part of IBM, we can bring clients the quickest and most accurate access to information necessary to drive growth initiatives that increase customer satisfaction, streamline processes, and boost sales," said Kealey.
IBM estimates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day from a variety of sources including sensors, social media, and billions of mobile devices around the world offering a challege before businesses to navigate and analyse it.